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Old 02-12-2013, 05:55 AM
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Default 1995 Monte Carlo Engine swap, need avice

Hi guys and gals,

I'm new here, proud owner of a 95 Monte Carlo LS that i bought 2 days ago, cheap, with a broken engine. Previous owner claims it dropped a valve, which I still need to verify.
So my question is, intead of rather rebuilding (if still possible) the 3.1. Can i drop in a different size engine without mods? Maybe a 3.4? 3.8? What do you all think?
Or should I get a 3.1 again. If so, which others cars was the 3.1. used in, or the 3.8, so I can look for used engines.
I'm also interested in adding a set of aero wheels, would like some advice on fitment as well. It currently has the 225/60/16 stock rims. Aero comes only in 15 inch as far as I know, so what size, backspacing, etc could fit?

Who knows? Would like to get all the input I can get.
Thank you all in advance!
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Hi guys and gals,

I'm new here, proud owner of a 95 Monte Carlo LS that i bought 2 days ago, cheap, with a broken engine. Previous owner claims it dropped a valve, which I still need to verify.
So my question is, intead of rather rebuilding (if still possible) the 3.1. Can i drop in a different size engine without mods? Maybe a 3.4? 3.8? What do you all think?
Or should I get a 3.1 again. If so, which others cars was the 3.1. used in, or the 3.8, so I can look for used engines.
I'm also interested in adding a set of aero wheels, would like some advice on fitment as well. It currently has the 225/60/16 stock rims. Aero comes only in 15 inch as far as I know, so what size, backspacing, etc could fit?

Who knows? Would like to get all the input I can get.
Thank you all in advance!
I can answer part of youre question. I have a 3800 in my 04 monte, son has one in his 98 buick and wifey had one in her 95 olds delta 88 so pretty much all gm cars used the 3800 up to around 2005
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These are the cars GM put it in.

Applications:
1994–1999 Buick Century
1994–1996 Buick Regal
1994–1996 Chevrolet Beretta
1994–1996 Chevrolet Corsica
1995–1999 Chevrolet Lumina
1997–1999 Chevrolet Malibu
1993–1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme (1993 received both LH0 and L82 3.1 L motors)
1994–1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera
1997–1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass GLS
1994–1999 Pontiac Grand Prix
1994–1998 Pontiac Grand Am
1994–1998 Buick Skylark
1994–1998 Oldsmobile Achieva
1995–1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

If I were you I would replace it with the same motor. It will be a lot less hassle then tryin to change everything over.
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Since you have a '95, you're going to need to convert to OBDII if you get an engine '96 or newer. You will likely need the engine wiring harness if you do get a '96+ motor. A 3400 swap would be the same as a 3100 swap, you just have to remove the tranny from the old engine and install it on the 3400. Any other engine, you're going to have to swap axles, transmissions, PCM, wiring harness.

You can get a 3400 out of many Grand Ams, minivans, hell I think Equinoxes even have 3400s. But again, you will have to convert to OBDII if you get an engine '96+ (which I don't know much about, I just know it's necessary for a '95)

As far as the rims - Aeros will not fit without considerable modification I believe. Your bolt pattern is 5x115. There are many wheels that fit on these cars though... Browse some pictures up here or on cardomain or something. Most rims on '95+ Montes, Luminas, Regals, and Grand Prixs will fit your car.
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Thanks for the responses. In the menatime i bought a reman. 3100 engine from GM, but it is a 98, therefore my questions in another topic. I also wrote to Bassett they are also making Nascar wheels and even DOT approved something that Aero does not offer. 15x7 should be the way to go waiting if they do the bolt pattern.
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Default 95 monte carlo ls engine swap to a 97 monte ls

I got a 95 monte carlo with the 3.1 the body is falling apart so I went out and got a 97 monte carlo with a blown engine all im trying to do is swap engines will this work or am I gonna have some trouble
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I got a 95 monte carlo with the 3.1 the body is falling apart so I went out and got a 97 monte carlo with a blown engine all im trying to do is swap engines will this work or am I gonna have some trouble
Pretty sure you are going to run into OBD issues. 95 is ODBI where as 97 is OBDII. I'm not sure what all you have to worry about that.
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I got a 95 monte carlo with the 3.1 the body is falling apart so I went out and got a 97 monte carlo with a blown engine all im trying to do is swap engines will this work or am I gonna have some trouble
Just went through that. You can change it, no problem, as long as you only use the engine block, heads and intake. obd stuff is of no concern as long as you exchange only the mechanical side. meaning you have to reuse all the 97 sensors, etc.
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So then all the sensors and stuff bolt on or plug in right in
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Mostly yes. Not sure where the temperature sender is for the gauge on your 97. The 95 has it sitting on top of the cylinder head closest to the firewall, a 98 has no provision for that in the cylinder head but there are two plugs that have the same diameter where that sender can go in the block. If your 97 has a provision for the sender in the head, you're fine,everything else should be same.
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